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Sep 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
placing their hopes in the syrian national council. >> the berlin conference is planning for syria after the fall of the assad regime. ahead of the secure -- and of the syrian national council is based in turkey. he does not want to wait until assad has been toppled before laying out his vision of a new series. >> we are wishing the new syria will be secular, democratic, and for every person, for every group. >> however lofty that vision, the german foreign minister knows, there are more pressing issues such as the humanitarian situation. the civil war in syria is spreading. 100,000 people fled the fighting in august. most to turkey, others to jordan. syria possible labor -- syria's neighbors say they are stretched to the limit and others the to help. >> i am not going to allow germany taking in some refugees, to help or provide with medical care. but the main focus has to be helping people in the region. >> that means helping syria and the refugees in camps like this one in jordan. germany has provided 22 million euros in aid. >> with bring in our political correspondent who has b
Sep 19, 2012 2:00am EDT
. through the battle of aleppo, we can see the future of the syrian revolution. >> narrator: by dawn, ghaith had reached a rebel staging post just a few miles outside of aleppo. fighters had just arrived fresh from battle. they call themselves the free syrian army. their commander, abu bakri, said they now controlled half the city but that government forces were advancing. >> (translated): the day before yesterday, there was increased artillery shelling and shooting of mortars and mig planes attacked. we've retreated to create a second defensive line so we can counterattack. >> narrator: abu bakri never expected to be a rebel commander. >> (translated): i finished compulsory military service in 2006, and by allah's grace went on to study economics at the university of aleppo. that was me until the revolution started. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> narrator: ghaith continued his journey into aleppo. abu bakri said god willing he'd see him on the front line in two days. >> we are being smuggled into aleppo by rebels and activists. we're taking a long route t
Sep 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
more than 18,000 people have died since the syrian uprising began. more than a year and a half ago. the violence is showing no signs of stopping. [ gunfire ] >> heavy shelling is being reported in the city of hmooms d in aleppo. the crisis is spilling over the border as hundreds of thousands flee the violence in camps across jordan, lebanon, iraq, and turkey. nick robertson is on the turkish syrian border this morning. good morning. how bad is the refugee crisis becoming? >> reporter: the turkish government say they're struggling to handle it. there are thousands of refugees stuck on the syrian side of the border. the turkish authorities won't allow them across. they already have 80,000 refugees here. they're building three more camps that should be ready in the next few weeks that will house another 30,000 refugees. part of the problem for the turkish authorities, though, is they have almost 20,000 refugees in schools and government buildings. the schools here restart in a couple of weeks. so half that new capacity will be taken up by existing refugee here. the concern is if they
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Sep 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT
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Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
foreign minister tells margaret warner the syrian war is spilling over the border into his country. >> we have around 90,000 refugees in our camps and around 40,000 refugees in several cities. it is a humanitarian treasure. >> woodruff: from our american graduate series, ray suarez gets the teacher of the year's take on how to engage students and keep them from dropping out. ♪ >> ifill: and we remember the singer who made americans swoon. andy williams. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the trouble in greece today and in spain overnight brought the plight of europe's debt-ridden countries squarely back into the spotlight. street battles erupted in athens as nearly 70,000 people staged the largest demonstration since may of last year. we have a report from james mates of "independent
Sep 26, 2012 12:00am EDT
cycle of sectarian violence. together we must stand with those syrians who believe in a different vision, a syria that is united and inclusive where children don't need to fear their own government. and they have a say, sunni's and christians. that's what america stands for, that's what we will sa snc sanctions and consequences to those who persecute and support for those who work for the common good. >> rose: they have the resolution to increase the government three times. meanwhile the killing in syria continues. they're up to 30,000 estimated dead. the impasse is just one of the many strains on relations between russia and the united states. iran is another is the dis trust over nato's defense shield. earlier this month the u.s. agency of the international development to lead russia. i'm pleased to have sergey lavrov back at this table, welcome. >> thank you very much, nice to be back. >> rose: u.s.-russia relations. >> yes, i believe we agree that these relations should be promoted. when president obama came to the whitehouse, he and his team assessed the relationship between
Sep 10, 2012 9:00am PDT
now iraqis are even talking about that. there is the regional problems too. the syrian conflict. the shiite government of al-maliki is worried if the rebels win there and they upped with a sunni-dominate government, they may sponsor more of the sunni insurgent in iraq. everything is linked in that part of the world. >> thank you. it's sad to see that it's deteriorating and it's headed in that direction now. appreciate it. >>> nails, gasoline, tnt. those are the ingredients of barrel bombs that the syrian government is now reportedly dropping on its own people. ♪ wow... [ female announcer ] sometimes, all you need is the smooth, creamy taste of werther's original caramel to remind you that you're someone very special. ♪ now discover new caramel apple filled werther's original. >>> mass killings. torture has become the morm in syria. that's according to the united nations. its human rights chief is calling for an end to supplying ammunition to both sides. now, she says government and opposition forces are now deploying snipers who target civilians. [ gunshots ] >> what you're watch
Sep 6, 2012 2:30pm PDT
to flee syria. jordanian officials say 66,000 syrians have entered the country sits -- since the conflict began. jordanian soldiers are reporting the syrian troops have shot at refugees trying to cross the border. >> we will be looking at the effects of the conflict in syria on neighboring lebanon later in this bulletin. israeli forces have killed three palestinians in the northern gaza strip after three other palestinians were killed in an israeli air strike overnight. hundreds of palestinians turned out for funeral processions like this one in gaza city. israel says the three men killed today were trying to plant explosives near the border fence. israel says the militants targeted in the overnight air strike were planning to fire rockets from gaza into israel. >> lufthansa passengers can expect more chaos at the airport. a cabin crew strike scheduled for friday has forced the airline to cancel a majority of its flights. dozens of flights have already been cancelled for today, including long hauls. affected passengers are being notified by e-mail or by text. the union organizing
Sep 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. and dissident tv. syrian rebels put their lives on the line and their views on the air. those stories when the cb cbs-- "cbs evening news" continues. >> jeff: it was a day of horrific violence in iraq. in attacks stretching across at least 11 cities from bag good to basra, more-- baghdad to basra more than 360 were hurt, the attackers targeted iraqi security force, many civilials were killed, al qaeda is being blamed for attacks. in syria aleppo came under fierce air attack again. amateur video claims to show the results of a government attack, crowds pulling victims from the rubble. in addition 17 others were killed when a car bomb exploded in aleppo. we have received a series of dramatic photos from our partner the world news web site globalpost which show how a neighborhood in aleppo was transformed in just seconds. first a number of family members were washing down a street in aleppo, they are alerted to something, a government tank approaching. so they grab their arms. the tank fires first, hitting the rebels, only one survives. the others lie dead on the street. they jus
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
around the globe. two massive bomb blast have shaken the syrian capital today setting the military headquarters of light. bombs and bullets are not the only weapons in this war. we heard firsthand evidence of rape being used to emulate and a great victims -- used to humiliate viims. graphic attacks are taking place. >> is just one of the many roads along which they fully. these are among the quarter of a million refugees of syria's war. they bring with them a handful of belongings and stories of crimes that haunt the survivors. this woman said she was arrested at a checkpoint and later repeatedly raped, along with three other women. >> a daily rape took place in front of the other girls. that was the time that would remove the blindfolds so that the girls could see what was happening before their eyes and would not know when their turn would come, whether tomorrow, after one hour. they did not know. it was done in rotation. >> the witness says the rakes happened in the notorious palestine branch in a building later bombed by rebels. she said an interrogator use rats and mice in his
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
dedicate to ending the syrian civil war and helping the people whose lives have been ruined. earlier this week more than 340 people were killed in a single day of fighting in syria. now, government forces are also reportedly shelling parts of damascus and holmes as well. well, u.s. intelligence is now showing us that syria has moved chemical weapons for security reasons. defense secretary leon panetta characterized it as limited movement and believed the stockpiles were secured by the syrian military. now, panetta says the sites are being monitored by the united states and other countries. he says they're keeping a close eye on the situation. earlier today barbara star questioned the defense secretary about the development, and she's going to be joining in just a few moments. >> there's a group in d.c. that's figured out a way to send u.s. dollars to the rebels, and the government, well, the u.s. government is nott happy about this. brian todd has the story. >> reporter: outgunned at the beginning, syrian's rebels have gradually gained strength, taking the fight more directly to bashar al
Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
lessard, interviewed him many times as well as syrian officials fear professor of middle east history as well as trinity university, welcome to the table. thank you for being here. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> opposition calls for overthrow by sheer al-assad at a rare meeting of the entire machine groups held in the government controlled capital of damascus in an attempt at a gathering to position itself as an alternative to the armed rebels, citing the internal opposition on the syrian to cater. who are these people and what do you make of what they are saying? >> that's a good question. many fault lines in the syrian opposition. differences between the exiled syrian opposition a set of s-sierra, those fighting and dying on the ground in syria and those who are little more religious commission may come a arab opposition and those that are more secular opposition. and then you have those calling for the overthrow of the regime and those that are still blind to negotiate with the regime. there's been an attempt by outside powers, all these different groups of rebel for
Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: in the syrian civil war, a government warplane bombed a gas station, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores more. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on today's explosion and the continued heavy fighting between government and rebel forces. >> woodruff: then, we update the race for the white house as both campaigns raise record sums of money. >> warner: ray suarez examines new data showing the arctic ice cap shrinking to record low levels. >> woodruff: special correspondent steve sapienza has the story of the human toll on workers in thailand's shrimp industry. >> hundreds of factories large and small will ship over 200,000 tons of shrimp to the u.s. this year. but there's a darker side to the business here. one that involves human trafficking, corruption, and violence against workers. >> warner: we look at the growing use of potent and sometimes deadly street drugs, known as bath salts, also the subject of our extensive onli
Sep 10, 2012 3:00pm EDT
respect forced to leave or killed outright. >> and of course the obama administration has said syrians should determine their own future. but should the u.s. be concerned about islamists getting in as part of -- >> it's too late. because when i talked to the activists in homs, for example, they said you have promised we'll get communications here. they did not get it. they haven't gotten anything. and they say we have to take help where we can get it. no no-fly zones, we're in a desperate battle for our lives, we'll at that time help wherever we can get it. >> is there any kind of barga bargainibargai bargaining chip the u.s. might have to reduce the influence of the islamists? >> right now i think time is the determining factor. how entrenched the islamists become, how many of them become involved. if and when assad falls, what is the attitude of the syrians. but the u.s. hasn't wanted to play a card. europe hasn't wanted to play a card. if anything, they stay away as far as they possibly can and as a result, they don't have much leverage. >> thanks very much. always appreciate your i
Sep 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, involves all factions of the syrian people without mitchell, religious, or sectarian division. >> he also said it was outrageous that palestinians are still being denied their right to an independent state. the dig at israel was no doubt appreciated by iran. >> for more, we go now to our correspondent, who is standing by at the un general assembly. tough talk from a mood ahmadinejad in his final address as iranian president, but nothing new, really. >> the question is how bad these grants will be against israel and the united states. there were some side blows, but i would say for the state usually is in, he was kind of mild. he wants to establish a new world order that he is suggesting with all countries being equal, everybody living in peace and harmony -- that is at least what he said, but if you go into details, it does not make much sense. >> the egyptian president also took to the podium today, saying he opposes military intervention in syria. how was his speech received? >> it was very well-received, and it was a very well structured speech. it was a historic moment. fi
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